FULL STORY Joanna Piette – Top Agent Magazine
Posted by New Home Resource on June 11, 2014 in
A woman of many talents, Broker/Owner Joanna Piette of New Home Resource, has built one of the top-performing real estate firms in the state of Nevada. Located in the historic city of Las Vegas, Joanna and her team of agents primarily serve the west side of Las Vegas, more commonly known as Summerlin. Over the years Joanna’s business has excelled by relying on a unique set of skills to set her apart from other real estate agents.
Prior to her real estate career, Joanna lived in Salt Lake City, where she worked in the mortgage lending business. When Florida based company Suncoast Savings approached Joanna about opening a new office in Las Vegas, she jumped on the opportunity. “I moved to Nevada to help them open their office, and 104 days later they were out of business. I didn’t know anybody, and was without a job, so it was pretty overwhelming.” Joanna then interviewed with Pulte Homes, which offered to put her through real estate school if she came to work for them. “That did not materialize, but it planted a seed of going to real estate school on my own. I worked in the mortgage business since I was 17, so it was just kind of a natural progression into real estate.” In January of 1999 New Home Resource was created, and the rest is history.
Now 15 years later, Joanna’s passion for real estate has endured, and her business has flourished. Based just outside of Summerlin, New Home Resource maintains a team of five agents. “I like to keep the business small, which in result creates a very family-like atmosphere. We are all very close and tight knit. Working with us is seamless. You’re not being cast around if you’re working with me. I’ve shown up at a property in my gym clothes, because it’s more important for me to show this property right now than for you to see me in a business suit.” Always looking to improve herself, Joanna became a certified broker in 2009, and carries designations as a Certified Distressed Property Expert and Accredited Buyer Representative. Several years ago, Joanna also earned her RRG from a Las Vegas Risk Reduction Course through the Board of REALTORS®. “I take courses that teach us the law, keeps us out of trouble. I’ve never once had any issue with Real Estate Division or with the Board of Professional Standards, and I have never had a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. We operate on the up and up, and this particular designation that I retain keeps us all on the straight and narrow.”
So what else separates Joanna from other REALTORS®? “I don’t sleep, I’ve just given up on sleep,” laughs Joanna, “We are customer service driven to the 10th power, and all of our Internet reviews reflect that we truly do provide incredible customer service.” Due to this fierce commitment to her clients, the majority of Joanna’s business comes from client referrals.
For all her efforts, Joanna was the recipient of Best of Silver State Awards, Best Real Estate Agent in 2013. She is currently up for nomination again in 2014, selected out of 15,000 licensed agents. “There are only four people on the ballot and I’m one of them, so I am pretty proud of that.” In May, Joanna is also being named as one of the top 25 women in real estate in Las Vegas. “That will be a very big accomplishment for me. I am a single woman that owns her own brokerage, and I am very proud to run my own ship.”
Outside of her career, Joanna enjoys exercise and is an avid road cyclist. Due to this passion, Joanna’s company sponsors, promotes and gives a portion of their closings each month to the charitable organization called Every Kid a Bike. “This organization helps underprivileged children by providing them with bicycles and helmets. We’re often present at many of their events, and support them financially because we believe in that particular kind of work in our community.” Taking her community service work a step further, Joanna and New Home Resource sponsor Pedal for Pooches through their cycling team Vegas Woman’s Racing. “We cycle to raise money, awareness and donations for the Animal Foundation which is a non-profit organization operating Nevada’s largest animal shelter and adoption center. Founded in 1978 as a small low cost spay and neuter clinic, today the Animal Foundation operates and manages an 8-acre campus that provides a refuge for the approximately 45,000 homeless, lost, neglected, unwanted and abused animals received each and every year.” As a result of their hard work, the Vegas Women’s Racing team was also recognized as a Safe Routes to School Partner by the Clark Count School District Board of Trustees. “We participate with the Clark County School District and Las Vegas Metro Police to teach bicycle safety to elementary children, usually in the underprivileged districts. We donate brand new bicycles, helmets and a lock (to protect their bikes) to the children at the ‘Rodeo’s’, as we call them.”
At the end of the day, it’s helping others that mean the most to Joanna. “Buying a home is still the American Dream. There is nothing more satisfying than handing someone the keys to the house, except for maybe giving a seven year old a bicycle. It’s kind of like the same thing if you really think about it.” It’s this giving attitude that will continue to make Joanna and New Home Resource a powerful real estate presence.
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If you are looking for a new home or wanting to sell your current home, please contact a New Home Resource Realtor® today at 702-365-1000. Broker Joanna Piette, and agents Denise Moreno Thrasher, Jessica O’Brien, Evelyn ‘Beng’ Kern, Lance Partin and Kathy Paterniti are all here to help!